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What’s New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 19-25

Picture of Jake Gyllenhaal in a space helmet with a frightened look on his face.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in "Life".

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what’s new on Netflix and TV, we’ve got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

“Kong: Skull Island”
The mighty Kong is ready to roar into your home with his Digital HD release this Tuesday, June 20. The action adventure — starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, and Jing Tian — will show up on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 18. Special features include director’s commentary, deleted scenes, and the featurettes “Creating a King: Realizing an Icon,” “Creating a King: Summoning a God,” “Monarch Files 2.0,” “Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler,” “Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography,” and “On Location: Vietnam.”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Jassica Chastian leads the cast of this World War II drama, based on the true story told in the New York Times best seller by Diane Ackerman, and you can watch it on Digital HD on June 20, then on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand July 4. Special features include deleted scenes and two featurettes: “The Making of The Zookeeper’s Wife” and “The Zabinski Family.”

“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation”
This documentary, available on VOD and iTunes June 20, follows the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team. Lacrosse originated with the Iroquois, which they call their “medicine game.” “The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team is not only among the world’s best, but ambassadors for their Nation’s sovereignty and recognition. In 2015, the Iroquois hosted the World Championships on Native soil for the first time ever, in which history, politics and culture all collided on the playing field before the eyes of the world.”

New on Netflix

GLOW” Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Erica Parise/Netflix

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to rock your world in this Netflix series premiering this Friday, June 23. “Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.”

“Nobody Speak: Trials of The Free Press” (Netflix Original)
This documentary on Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker over his released sex tape explores the overall threats to journalism buried in the larger public circus. Watch it play out June 23.

“You Get Me” (Netflix Original Film)
Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, Anna Akana, and Nash Grier star in this thriller arriving on Netflix June 23. “After an argument with his perfect girlfriend Alison, Tyler has a one-night stand with sexy out-of-towner Holly. The morning after, Alison agrees to take him back but Holly is a new student at their school who has a dangerous obsession with Tyler and is dead set on keeping him for herself.”

“Disney’s Moana”
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity. Sail away with Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson when Disney’s animated wonder arrives on Netflix, ready for your streaming pleasure, on Tuesday, June 20.

New on DVD and Blu-ray



Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Alexandre Nguyen, and Camiel Warren-Taylor star in this sci-fi thriller out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 20. Special features include deleted scenes and the featurettes: “Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space,” “Life: In Zero G,” “Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin,” and “Astronaut Diaries.”

“Workaholics: The Final Season” and “Workaholics: The Complete Series”
All seven seasons of the comedy “Workaholics” will be available on disc June 20, either as a complete series or just for the final Season 7, if you already have the rest. Each season includes bloopers, deleted scenes, commentary, and more extras, with “The Final Season” including the featurettes “The Last Shot” and “Wrap Reel.”

“Railroad Tigers”
Jackie Chan stars in this martial arts action comedy set in 1941, with Chan as a railroad worker in China who leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor. “Railroad Tigers” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 20, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes that highlight “The Characters,” “The Dangers of Shooting,” the “VFX,” the director, and the “Making of” the movie.

“This Beautiful Fantastic”
Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downtown Abbey”) star in this modern day fairytale following a reclusive young woman who blossoms out of her shell after learning to garden from her curmudgeonly horticulturalist neighbor. Watch the drama, set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, when it arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 20.

TV Worth Watching

“The Mist” Season 1 (Thursday on Spike at 10 p.m.)


Stephen King’s chilling story, which was already made into a movie, has been re-imagined for TV, starting June 22. Here’s Spike’s mini synopsis of the pilot: “A foreboding mist arrives in a small town, ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents and putting their humanity to the test.”

“Silicon Valley”  Season 4 (Sunday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
T.J. Miller’s Erlich is exiting the HBO comedy as of this episode, and he teased, “There is a lot of closure — in the most nonsensical, ridiculous way.” Find out how ridiculous when Episode 10, “Server Error” ends the season on June 25.

“Better Call Saul”  Season 3 (Monday on AMC at 10 p.m.)
The “Breaking Bad” prequel is already ending its third season, and you won’t want to miss what happens in “Lantern,” airing June 19. Here’s AMC’s little synopsis: “Kim takes time off; Jimmy tries to make amends; Nacho gambles with his future; Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision.” Heal fast, Kim!

“Fargo” Season 3 (Wednesday on FX at 10 p.m.)
Will this be the very last episode of “Fargo,” ever? Hope not. Creator Noah Hawley wrote this season finale, called “Somebody to Love,” ending the third installment in his black comedy-crime drama. In the June 21 episode, “Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.”


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